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     Aunt Minerva 
AKA: (Name Unknown)

The former wife of a deceased gang lord, Minerva proved herself very adept at taking over and running his crime ring, and now spends her time constantly searching for (often unwilling) candidates to be her next husband.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: It's practically a Running Gag that most of the men she goes after are horrified at the perspective of being in couple with her, let alone marrying her. When she was after Ibac, he was so afraid of her he actually went to beg Uncle Dudley for help, and the latter, who also had been subject to her advance in the past, actually agreed to help without hesitation, since in his opinion, even a villain like Ibac didn't deserve to end up married with her.
  • Black Widow: Oddly enough, subverted; she's had five previous husbands, but it's never implied to be anything but a case of very bad luck. She's not even much of a Gold Digger.
  • Evil Old Folks: Very old, very evil.
  • Lady and Knight: Dark Lady type. Her main hang-up seems to be falling for powerful men, regardless of whether they're good or bad, that can protect her from harm (despite not needing their help in the slightest). As a result, she's become smitten with Captain Marvel, Sivana, Ibac — even Uncle Dudley, when he fought off the goons of another mob boss seeking revenge on her.
  • Oblivious to Love: Inverted; she apparently can't understand when men aren't interested with her. When she tried to get with Ibac, he was terrified by her and kept running away, which she interpreted as him "playing hard to get".
  • Stalker with a Crush: She is disturbingly devoted in her love for Captain Marvel, once fretting that he'd think something terrible had happened to her because she'd only written him ten letters that day.

AKA: Angelica Blaze

One of Shazam's children, the demoness Blaze battles her brother Satanus for control of their Hell dimension.


     Captain Nazi 
AKA: Albrecht Krieger

A Nazi super soldier and enemy of Captain Marvel who, in both Pre-and-Post-Crisis continuities crippled Freddy Freeman and murdered his grandfather. He's served in several supervillain teams since then, but always returns to clash with the Marvels, and Captain Marvel Jr. in particular.

     Chain Lightning 
AKA: Amy

A troubled girl with electrical powers and a fractured personality, Amy was saved by Captain Marvel Jr. when she tried to commit suicide. She eventually developed a crush on him, which the three alternate personalities (Amber, The Inner Child, and Id) skewed into a dangerous obsession.

  • Abusive Dad: Referenced by The Inner Child.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Her costume stops her from overloading and killing herself, and helps to keep the other three under control.
  • Death Seeker: Amy can definitely come off like this.
  • Driven to Suicide: Amy tried to kill herself during a brief period when she was in control.
  • Enemy Without: When Chain Lightning drained the three Captain Marvels of their powers, all three of her alternate personalities manifested independently of Amy.
  • Energy Absorption: Can drain electricity from anything, including the Marvel Family.
  • Enfant Terrible: The form taken by The Inner Child when manifested.
  • Foil: To Freddy, who is more or less emotionally stable, but physically crippled, while she is physically fine, but too mentally damaged to live her own life.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Amy makes a variant on one when she absorbs Amber, The Inner Child, and Id back into herself, losing her mind again in order to save Junior.
  • Insanity Defence: Gets off on this, and with good cause, seeing as Amy isn't the one who actually breaks the law.
  • It's All About Me: The Amber persona evidences traits of this.
  • Love Makes You Crazy/Love Makes You Evil: Seeing Captain Marvel Jr. holding hands with Mary Marvel was enough to trigger a relapse, shortly after her release from the hospital.
  • Man of Kryptonite: With a big enough charge, she can force the Marvel family to revert to their normal forms.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Amy's a depressed, suicidal girl, with three alternate personalities in addition to her own, who has to be heavily medicated in order to stay functional.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: When under Amber's influence she tries to kill anybody she sees as standing between herself and Junior.
  • Only One Name: None of her personas have last names.
  • Psycho Electro: Very unbalanced and possessed of electric powers.
  • Shock and Awe: Her powers of electricity.
  • Split Personality: Three personalities, plus Amy.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Amber is usually dominant.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Very interested in Captain Marvel Junior, but it's obviously not reciprocated.
  • Stripperiffic: Amber's costumes tend to be along these lines when she manifests physically.
  • Tragic Villain: Amy's an innocent girl who just happens to suffer from a crippling mental illness.
  • Villainous Crush: On Captain Marvel Jr.

     Doctor Sivana 
AKA: Thaddeus Bodog Sivana, Sr.

The world's foremost Mad Scientist, Doctor Thaddeus Bodog Sivana is a spiteful, petty, raving troll of a man who will settle for nothing less than total global domination... if only he can get rid of that Big Red Cheese first.

The Golden Age version was a typical mad scientist who dreamed of not only ruling the world, but the entire universe. With the ability to whip up any gadget he can think of (as well as escape prison at a whim by literally walking through the walls - it's scientific!), he caused much more trouble than you'd imagine a small gremlin like him could cause. A little-known fact is that, at one point, he was explicitly stated to be the current human avatar of Pride, one of the Seven Deadly Enemies of Man.

The Post-crisis version followed Lex Luthor's example, starting as the CEO of Sivana Industries. However, his battles with Captain Marvel led to his financial ruin, which caused him to slip deeper and deeper into insanity. He was also the employer of Theo Adam, and accidentally provided him with the scarab that turned him into Black Adam; he later helped create the Four Horsemen who killed Isis and Osiris. Today, Sivana is a rogue scientist who has allied himself with the Secret Society of Super-Villains, the Injustice League, and the Oolong Island Science Squad.

In the alternate continuity of Jeff Smith's The Monster Society of Evil, Sivana is US Attorney-General, and betrays the human race to Mister Mind in exchange for his advanced technology.

  • Arch-Enemy: Was Captain Marvel's archnemesis during the Golden Age (appearing in fully half his stories) and proudly proclaims himself the holder of this title in The Power of Shazam. Although these days he's more or less lost this status to Black Adam.
  • Bald of Evil: Normally.
  • Big Bad: Especially during the Golden Age.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He strikes about all the "Evil Mad Scientist" cliché, including Evil Is Hammy, Card-Carrying Villain and the stereotypical look, which make him an incredibly cheesy villain hard to take seriously. However, he actually has a pretty good track record of being a genuine threat. His Golden Age once managed to steal Captain Marvel's powers and pulled a Near-Villain Victory against simultaneously him, Earth-1 Superman and Earth-2 Superman.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He proudly proclaims himself the World's Wickedest Scientist.
  • Catchphrase: Of the defeat variety. As a relic of the former popularity of the series, his Catchphrase is now more famous by far than he is due to Memetic Mutation turning it into one of many Stock Phrases in fiction: "Curses! Foiled again!"
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Starts out as one in modern continuity, only to lose it all during Captain Marvel's origin story.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: He invokes a few of these traits, including his Evil Laugh and Catchphrase "Curses! Foiled Again!"
  • Dirty Coward: Sometimes portrayed this way, particularly in the Monster Society of Evil continuity. In Superman/Shazam he has shades of this as well.
  • Embarrassing First Name/Embarrassing Middle Name: Thaddeus Bodog Sivana. You'd be evil too if that was your name.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His children, and not just the evil ones. In The Power of Shazam, when he and Captain Marvel are escaping from the Venusian worms, he is insistent that they also have to free his son Magnificus, who is very much the White Sheep of the family.
  • Evil Cripple: Downplayed. Sivana is sometimes portrayed as needing the aid of a cane to walk due to his age.
  • Evil Genius: Provides the page image. He is one of the most intelligent villainous minds in the DC continuity. Often seen as the older counterpart to Superman's Lex Luthor. He usually has this role in most teams he joins.
  • Evil Laugh: "Heh! Heh! Heh!"
    • In one story, this is even the tip-off for Billy that he's actually arrested an Identical Stranger that Sivana himself kidnapped and framed - in all the time they were talking, the man didn't laugh like Sivana even once!
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: His New 52 incarnation starts off looking normal, until he's exposed to magic. As the story goes on it starts warping his appearance, and by the end of it he's got the usual pointed ears, hunched posture and yellowed teeth.
  • Evil Old Folks: No age has ever been given for Sivana, but given his wizened appearance, his adult children, and the fact that he leans on a cane, he has to be well into his sixties at least.
  • Expy: In First Thunder and The Power of Shazam graphic novel, he's one for the modern day Luthor.
  • The Family That Slays Together: His daughter Georgia and son Thaddeus Jr. frequently assisted in his criminal enterprises during the Golden Age.
  • Fantastic Science: To the point where he could do math equations that let him walk through walls in the Golden Age.
  • For the Evulz: Best summed up by the assassin Merlyn, who, when discussing why people kill comments that "Luthor and Grodd do it for power. Joker and Sivana do it for kicks."
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: A zig-zagged example, he is completely ruthless and heartless to his enemies, and is fully willing to backstab his allies if they don't provide what he wants or he sees something to gain from it. But, he honestly loves all his children and cares for his wife.
  • Lean and Mean: A skeleton.
  • Large Ham: An ur-Mad Scientist could be nothing else. Became even more pronounced over time as he became a cliche and the Captain Marvel writers leaned into the campy, old-fashioned ridiculousness of his persona. Again, 'Curses! Foiled again!' is his actual Catchphrase.
  • Laughably Evil: He may be one of the most dangerous and well-established enemies of a Superman-tier hero, but let's be honest - Sivana is an absurd, hammy panto villain, and everyone, including the writers, knows it. His appearance, catch-phrases, and single-minded dedication to being as theatrically evil as possible are very, very easy to play for laughs, especially in a comic as light-hearted as this one.
  • Mad Scientist: The Ur-Example in The DCU, and a classic one to this day.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Comes up to Captain Marvel's waist.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Subverted in the 90s comics, where he appears to have sold out the human race to the Venusian worms, but was actually being braincontrolled by one of them. Played straight in Monster Society of Evil, where he does betray humanity to Mister Mind in exchange for access to his advanced technologies.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Though he does at least legitimately hold a doctorate.
  • Obviously Evil: Just look at the guy!
  • Riches to Rags: In the 90s comic.
  • The Rival: First Thunder portrays him as one for Lex Luthor.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Sometimes, generally when he plots something evil.
  • Scary Teeth: Has a positively enormous overbite, with teeth almost overlapping across his bottom lip. Georgia and Thaddeus Jr. bear it as well.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: He's a genius, and incredibly short. One of the few other Shazam characters smarter than him is Mr. Mind... who's only a few inches tall.
  • Take Over the World: His stated goals are, in no particular order—1) Become Rightful Ruler of the Universe in fact as well as in name; 2) Spread evil, wickedness, and nastiness throughout the cosmos; and 3) humiliate, discredit, and ultimately KILL CAPTAIN MARVEL! Heh heh heh!
  • They Called Me Mad!: The original version turned to villainy when his colleagues scorned his innovative theories. Unfortunately, this sparked a megalomaniacal grudge against humanity so insanely intense that when Captain Marvel revealed his beneficial inventions (that Sivana considered useless for his criminal plans) to the world and it granted him the Nobel Prize for Physics in gratitude, Sivana considered it an insult!
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Which explains why two of his kids didn't turn out hideous.
  • Villainous Underdog: Is second only to Lex Luthor in this regard. In fact, he and Captain Marvel are the page images.

     Georgia Sivana

Dr. Sivana's youngest daughter, and the twin sister of Thaddeus Sivana Jr, Georgia Sivana inherited her father's meanstreak, and regrettably, his looks. A miserable, resentful girl, she frequently clashed with the Marvels (and Mary Marvel in particular) during the Golden Age; she hasn't appeared much since.

     Thaddeus Sivana, Jr.

Dr. Sivana's youngest son, and the twin brother of Georgia Sivana. Like his sister and her antipathy towards Mary, he found a nemesis of his own in Freddy Freeman, having been introduced to Captain Marvel Jr. by his father specifically to keep Freddy out of his way (also like his sister).

  • Archenemy: To the entire Marvel Family, but specifically Captain Marvel, Jr.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Calls himself "the world's most wicked boy scientist".
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Similar to his sister, loves and respects his dad.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His father, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and his sister, Georgia.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Much like his sister downplayed compared to his father, yet still quite cruel.
  • Generation Xerox: It's even commented upon in one story that he'll grow up to look exactly like his father once he loses his hair.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Aside from the omnipresent lab coat, he's often dressed like an old-timey golfer below the waist, with puffy black pants, argyle socks and brown loafers. It's not a good look.
  • Lean and Mean: Extremely gangly, and even nastier than that.
  • Mad Scientist: As his father.
  • Nerd Glasses: Similar to his father.
  • One Head Taller: The second-tallest kid in the family, right behind the Herculean Magnificus. Some artists, however, shrink him down to about Georgia's height to accentuate their similarities.
  • Remember the New Guy?: First he, then Georgia were introduced this way (see above).
  • The Un-Favourite: He along with his sister, Georgia, are blatantly disliked by their mother, Venus, and their siblings Beautia and Magnificus for taking after their father in appearance and his mad scientist tendencies.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Not only is he much more irritable and temperamental than either Thaddeus Sr. or Georgia, a great number of his crimes (aside from the occasional bid for world domination) are simply practical and cruel in nature, such as petty theft, delinquency or victimizing poor disabled Freddy - either to stop his interference, or just for the fun of it.

AKA: Stanley "Stinky" Printwhistle

A scrawny criminal who gains Caligula's cruelty, Ivan the Terrible's ability to inspire terror, Ceasare Borgia's cunning and Atilla the Hun's ferocity when he says "Ibac". Somehow this results in a Dumb Muscle bruiser who poses little threat to anyone with superpowers.

  • Bald of Evil: His scrawny alter ego.
  • The Brute: Nothing much to contribute to any story besides act as Sivana's muscle, and give the good captain a warm-up.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: Saying "Ibac!" sees him gain the powers of some of the worst people in history.
  • Carpet of Virility: Usually depicted as a Type 1.
  • Dumb Muscle: Strong enough to be a big threat to low level/mid-level superhumans, yet uses it like an idiot and is tricked into saying his mystic words constantly.
  • Evil Counterpart: Was intended by Satan to be this to Captain Marvel. It didn't work out.
  • Go and Sin No More: Each time he was defeated in the 40's Captain Marvel would let him go after extracting a promise not to transform again, but not doing anything to ensure it besides promising another pounding if he slipped back into his old ways. As might be imagined this didn't work very well and Printwhistle would change again whenever he thought he could commit a crime without Cap coming after him.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: The milquetoast Stanley keeps trying to reform, but the temptation of becoming the monster once again is simply too much for him to stand.
  • Retcon: His "Curse of Shazam" version changes everything about him, making Ibac his actual name, and turning him into a warlord who lived several thousand years ago, calling him "the man who invented evil".
  • Sickly Green Glow: In contrast with Captain Marvel's lightning bolt, his transformation is announced by green flames.
  • Unfortunate Names: Bearing the name "'Stinky' Printwhistle" is not a fate to be wished on anybody.
  • Villain Decay: IBAC started out as seeming like a pretty credible threat, especially with being given his powers by Satan himself and among Captain Marvel's first super-powered enemies besides. By the end of his second appearance, though, Cap was actively toying with him before finally taking him out. The rest of their Golden Age battles were similarly one-sided, although they were trying a little harder when DC relaunched the series.

     King Kid 
A villain who made his debut in the 2019 Shazam comics. He is the child ruler of the Funlands, a realm where kids can play for as long as they want, but at a price.

  • Enfant Terrible: as befits a villain to a child hero.
  • Expy: He is an Evil Counterpart of Disney’s Peter Pan (a boy who never grew up) and his realm is a combination of Neverland and Pinocchio's Pleasure Island (where the kids that outlive their childhood are made into slave labor).
  • Freudian Excuse: He was treated badly by adults, and so he has never wished to become one.

     King Kull

Former ruler of the "Submen", a brutish but technologically skilled humanoid race that ruled over early man until being overthrown in a sudden revolution. Now set free after eons of suspended animation, he plots to conquer the modern world anew.

  • Evil Laugh: In sharp contrast to Sivana's high-pitched, wheezy chuckle, his is a booming, throaty guffaw.
  • Genius Bruiser: He doesn't really look like one, but he was the king of a technologically advanced species.
  • Jerkass: To put it lightly, he is very unpleasant to talk with, fight against, and in general be with. Not helped by his demeaning behavior, racist attitude, and violent nature.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Is willing to kill all humans in the given chance, and most of his plots derive from world domination.
  • Super Strength: Tremendous amounts of strength yet is still below the Captain Marvel family.
  • Ultraterrestrials: He comes from a race of super-advanced cavemen.

     Madame Libertine

The great-niece of Captain Nazi, and granddaughter of his Mad Scientist brother, Wolf, Madame Libertine is a committed Neo-Nazi who possesses the power to make people lose their inhibitions. She has a rocky relationship with her misogynistic great-uncle, yet aids him nonetheless.

     Mayor Krunket 
The Elephant mayor of the city in the Wildlands, and a veteran of a war that drove out the humans, that was introduced in the 2019 Shazam comics. Has a strong distrust towards Tigers and predators similar to them and even has scars on his face. He has Tawny arrested and feeds humans to other Tigers they hold prisoner.


     Mister Mind
Post-Crisis Mister Mind

An evil worm (or caterpillar) from Venus, Mister Mind uses his telepathic powers to try and rule the world. The Pre-Crisis, Golden Age Mind wore spectacles, used a voice box to communicate with regular humans, and ran a group called The Monster Society of Evil, which included most of Captain Marvel's major enemies, and tried to sabotage Allied efforts during WWII.

Despite what you might be expecting after reading the above, he's one of the few Captain Marvel villains who isn't Played for Laughs Post-Crisis. Reimagined as a more realistic looking caterpillar, Mind's telepathic powers were made far more potent, making him one of the most powerful psychics in the DCU. He tried to pave the way for his species to invade Earth, and following his defeat hijacked Sarge Steel and tried to trigger a nuclear holocaust, destroying Mary Marvel's hometown of Fairfield in the process. Since then, he's evolved into the Hyperfly and tried to devour the multiverse, clashed with Lex Luthor on behalf of the Zone Child, and remained a major player in the Post-Crisis world.

A version of Mind also appears in the Alternate Universe of The Monster Society of Evil, as a tiny snake from another dimension who invades Earth with his army of monsters and giant robots, manipulating the likes of Dr. Sivana to serve his purposes.

  • Alien Invasion: The scout for an alien invasion from Venus.
  • Aliens are Bastards: His entire species was pretty godawful, a fact that Mind acknowledges during a conversation with Captain and Mary Marvel.
  • Archenemy: To the Marvel Family as a whole, in both the Golden Age and the Dark Age & The Modern Age of Comic Books. Individual enemies like Sivana and Captain Nazi have claims on Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel Jr., but when it comes to threatening the Marvels as a group, nobody holds a candle to Mister Mind.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Creates a hallucination of himself growing to several hundred feet and then rampaging through Washington and the White House.
  • Badass Bookworm: Surprisingly resilient for something so small, Mind manages to give the Captains a good fight after climbing into his Mobile-Suit Human.
  • Battle in the Centre of the Mind: Takes on Luthor this way in The Black Ring.
  • Big Bad: Of the Monster Society of Evil, and numerous arcs in the comics, with and without the Society behind him. He was also the Big Bad in Jeff Smith's "Monster Society of Evil", which takes place in an alternate universe.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Let's see — he's immune to electricity, hibernates when frozen, can survive beatings no one should be able to, can breed without mating, and oh yeah, can pass his memories onto his offspring via a strand of RNA.
  • Breakout Character/Breakout Villain: Mister Mind has gone onto be a much bigger player in the larger DC Universe than Captain Marvel has.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: During the 1940s when he ran a "School of Evil". The modern version of the character drops these qualities in favour of a more classic Alien Invasion.
  • The Chessmaster: Tremendously proficient at manipulating people into doing what he wants, where he wants it, and how he wants it.
  • Depending on the Artist: How many legs he has, how long he is, and how anthropomorphic he looks.
  • Evil Genius: Extremely intelligent, generally uses that to manipulate everything into his favor.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Has clashed with Lex Luthor in the pages of Action Comics.
  • Eviler Than Thou: With Dr. Sivana in The Power of Shazam. Mind won out.
  • Hive Mind: The only survivor of one, he has all the powers of everyone who was ever connected to him.
  • Hive Queen: Hive King actually, controlling every single one of his larvae.
  • Humongous Mecha: Brings three giant robots to invade Earth and scour it of life in "Monster Society of Evil."
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Played with in The Black Ring. Mind goes through a lot of trauma and would be sympathetic — but, as Luthor reminds himself, this is the being that nuked a city and tried to devour the multiverse.
  • It's Personal: With the Marvels after he nukes Fairfield.
  • Kangaroo Court: Found himself on the end of one when he was arrested with a six-digit kill count. Not even his attorney would defend him. Sounds unfair, but... it's Mr. Mind.
  • Karma Houdini: Post-Crisis Mind was last seen making his escape into deep space with Luthor's Lois Lane robot as a bodysuit. The reboot happened immediately afterwards, so he never got his comeuppance.
  • Kill All Humans: Tries this in his second appearance in The Power of Shazam, attempting to arrange a nuclear holocaust.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In The Power of Shazam, where he enslaved minds, mutated Sinclair Batson into a twisted mess, blew up Fairfield and threatened the world with nuclear annihilation, a far cry from the petty criminals that Captain Marvel normally dealt with.
  • Laughably Evil: When he went up against Luthor in Action Comics.
  • The Leader: Of the Monster Society of Evil in both the Golden Age and Jeff Smith's version.
  • Made of Iron: Mind has survived freezing, blowing up, being thrown off a skyscraper, and numerous other events that should kill a human, let alone a being of his size. His Bizarre Alien Biology may be a part of this.
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: In his first confrontation with Captain Marvel in the Golden Age he only talked through media, or intermediary bodies he had possessed, and never revealed himself. As a result, it was quite a surprise to find out the fearsome Mister Mind actually was a mere worm. The same thing happens in Jeff Smith's "Monster Society of Evil", where Mind hides inside a giant robot, and when asked to show himself, uses a much larger projection. Billy and Mary are quite shocked when they meet the real Mister Mind.
  • The Man Behind the Monsters: In The Monster Society of Evil, he has an army of talking alien alligators, centaurs, cyclopes, and other strange beings at his disposal.
  • Meaningful Name: Mister Mind is a telepath, and an immensely intelligent one at that.
  • Mind Rape: Does it to Sarge Steel and Luthor.
  • Mobile-Suit Human: During Power of Shazam Mind has an eight-foot tall suit that he dons to fight Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel head on. It appears to be a Powered Armor from a human perspective, but from his point of view it's probably more of a Humongous Mecha.
  • The Napoleon: Exaggerated. He's a two-inch long worm with dreams of world conquest.
  • Narcissist: Of the kind that reacts to humiliation with a nuclear strike. Mind's all about feeding his ego, and can't bear anything that might make him seem weak.
  • Nice Hat: Dons a black cowboy hat when threatening Luthor during The Black Ring. Justified, as they are in a western-style fantasy, and Luthor is perceiving Mind as the villain or "black hat".
  • Nuke 'em: Tries to cause a nuclear holocaust in The Power of Shazam and succeeds in obliterating the town of Fairfield with the atomic robot Mister Atom.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: During 52 when he evolves into The Hyperfly and tries to devour the multiverse.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: A Golden Age comic gave him a kill count of 186,744 people. This was before he Took a Level in Badass.
  • Pride: Easily his big sin.
  • Psychic Powers: Including telepathy and Mind Rape.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: Can control you from a distance via telepathy, or crawl in your ear for total mental domination.
  • Reality Warper: During 52 as The Hyperfly, which was able to eat portions of space/time.
  • Red Baron: Much as Sivana is the "World's Wickedest Scientist", Mind has sparingly been referred to by the title of "World's Wickedest Worm".
  • Robot Master: Has regularly used robots to do his fighting for him.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Only a few inches tall, arguably the smartest person in the whole series.
  • Starfish Aliens: He's a two-inch alien worm.
  • Telepath: One of the strongest ones in the DCU.
  • Truly Single Parent: Produces large numbers of larval offspring whom he then mind controls into doing his bidding.
  • Un-Evil Laugh:
    Narrator: Mr. Mind's horrible laughter cannot be matched by anyone on Earth!

     Sabbac I
AKA: Timothy Karnes

Freddy Freeman's former foster brother, Timothy Karnes used black magic to contact Hell and gain powers from six of the most powerful archdevils and demon lords in existence. When he says "Sabbac" he is transformed into a green-robed version of himself, empowered by the demons in much the same the Marvel Family is empowered by its benefactors.

     Sabbac II
AKA: Ishmael Gregor

A Russian mob boss with a serious craving for power, Ishmael Gregor killed the original Sabbac and stole his power in a black magic ritual, transforming into a new version of Sabbac that stood several stories tall.

     Sabina De La Croix

A Creole sorceress who is Freddy Freeman’s rival in the Trials of Shazam.

  • Curb-Stomp Battle: She gives these a lot, operating chiefly through stealth and coercion/blackmail. In an act of laser-guided karma, she dies at the receiving end of one.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Freddy Freeman. Her costume is a red thunderbolt on black.
    • Her ancestor Merlin – a villainous version of the classic King Arthur ally, a horned zombie necromancer – counts as one to Shazam the Wizard.
  • Godzilla Threshold: She throws the world into chaos by killing Atlas, the god who held up the world, which necessitates Apollo to take his place. Eventually Captain Marvel has to call on every magical superhuman in the DC superhero community and the Justice League to stop her.
  • Hell Gate: She opens one to get Zeus’s attention in the finale of the Trials of Shazam. She gets thrown into it, destroying both it and her.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She gives one to Freddy during the final Trial of Shazam, pointing out that while he spent time trying to prove his worthiness to the gods, she just tracked them down and took their power through murder/coercion. Counts also as a “World of Hannibal” speech.
    • Freddy gives one back to her, saying that he keeps fighting for good no matter how powerful or worthy/unworthy he is, and that he is ready to kill himself and erase the Shazam power forever rather than let her have it, something she’d never be noble or brave enough to do.
  • The Rival: To Freddy Freeman.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Supernatural Powers!: She doesn’t bother following the Trials of Shazam, she just forces the gods to give her their power by hook or crook. She murders two gods, Achilles and Atlas (the latter needing a replacement to preserve the world), and attempts a blood sacrifice to force Zeus to give her his power. Probably the better for her, if she gets the power to survive the nightmare world she causes.
  • The Sociopath: She kills anyone around her who defies/offends her, no matter how small a threat they are or whether they’re her allies or just strangers. She’s so out of touch she doesn’t even care how much trouble her actions/deeds will cause to the world (she killed Atlas, the Titan who held up the Earth, which would have thrown it into chaos).
  • Villainous Breakdown: She has one when she hears Freddy’s kamikaze plan and sees that he has the power and courage to see it through. She spends the very brief remainder of the fight screaming at Freddy to cease and desist.
    Sabina de la Croix: Are you out of your @##$$% mind?!!
    Freddy Freeman: You're one to talk.
    Sabina de la Croix: If you force us through the portal we—!!
    Freddy Freeman: I'm going to close the door, Sabina.
    Sabina de la Croix: You're gonna get us both killed!
  • Would Hurt a Child: She threatens to kill the children of Mercury if he doesn’t give her his power.
  • You're Insane!: She says this to Freddy when he tries to destroy the Shazam power. He throws it back saying it’s no worse than what she’s done.


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